Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Clerk (Sir)
Designation: Architect
Died: 1722
Bio Notes: Amateur architect. Ist Baron, created 1679. Surviving drawings by the older Clerk for a house he considered building at Mavisbank indicate that he was interedted in architecture. Letters of 1703-4 show that both Sir John and his son were helping their neighbour, (Sir) David Forbes design and build a country house at Newhall. The older Sir John also designed and built a pyramidally roofed mausoleum at Penicuik Churchyard.

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 31683Penicuik Churchyard, MausoleumPenicuik MidlothianScotland 
Item 2 of 31696Mavisbank House  EdinburghScotlandDrawings for proposed house - not built.
Item 3 of 31703NewhallCarlops (near) PeeblesshireScotlandGave avice to Sir David Forbes of design and construction.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition